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2 kidnapped Pakistani diplomats recovered in Afghanistan

2 kidnapped Pakistani diplomats recovered in Afghanistan
July 27, 2017

PESHAWAR, 27 July: Two Pakistani diplomats, who were kidnapped 40 days ago in Afghanistan, have been recovered safe and sound.

The Foreign Ministry said the Afghan president has informed Pakistan’s charge d’affaires about the recovery of the Pakistani diplomats. The diplomats were recovered during a successful operation by Afghan security forces. The diplomats were kidnapped by unidentified armed men on 16 June when they were travelling from Jalalabad to Torkham.

According to the Foreign Ministry, both the diplomats have reached Pakistani embassy in Kabul and will reach Pakistan soon.

Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua on Wednesday telephoned Afghan Foreign Minister Hikmat Karzai and thanked the Afghan government over safe recovery of Pakistani diplomats.

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